• Culture

    October 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Loretta Sanchez Painted as a Net Neutrality Foe

    Rep. Loretta Sanchez is catching heat for essentially saying she opposes net neutrality "to protect Latinos." The Garden Grove Democrat has joined fellow Latino Members of Congress Albio Sires (D-New Jersey) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) in signing a letter penned by Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas) to supp ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 3, 2014

    The Dying Gaul: Bi the Book

    Theatre Out's production of the 1990s work stays faithful to a so-so play

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Orange County Singles Data Has Some Curious Places to Go Looking for and Finding Love

    Plenty of Fish, which bills itself as "the world's largest online dating site" with 55 million users, claims to have crunched data collected from Southern California singles to come up with various best places for the unmarried to go love hunting. Break out the gold chains and Binaca, Orange County ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    Why Does Spotify Keep Ripping People Off?

    One reporter goes on a hellish journey to retrieve her $9.99 subscription fee

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    [UPDATED with 2nd Mistrial:] Charles Anthony Murphy Jr. Accused in Grisly Family Murders

    ​UPDATE, MARCH 26, 4:21 P.M.: Charles Anthony Murphy Jr. is now 2-for-2 in murder trials against him ending in mistrial. His first was declared in December, and today Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals declared a second to give the defense more time to examine evidence the prosecut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera--Plagiarism and Female Singers: Who Did it Best?​Nicki Minaj was celebrated for her originality and gusto after being spotted at Carolina Herrera's Spring 2012 runway show sitting beside Anna Wintour in a neon pom-pom-laden sweater. Now designer Jessica Rogers, 21, of SomedayNewYorker, is accusing Minaj and her team of copying he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Nadya Suleman's Latest Octo-Promos: I Was Raised Muslim, I've Been Celibate 12 Years and No Touching!

    ​Elizabeth Taylor was the master at keeping herself relevant through tabloid headlines, but at least she had true talent. It seems the latest generation living off publicity is wading in a very shallow talent pool: Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, any Kardashian.The muck at the bottom of that talent p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Did Ke$ha Rip Off OC Real Housewife Gretchen Rossi?

    Gretchen Rossi​Ke$ha​First of all, yes, there's a Real Housewife of Orange County who sings. In between muzzling her ex-boyfriend and being obsessed with Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi has found time to launch a cute little music career. "Revelation" is the sorta-catchy autotuned dance t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Newport Beach to Sue Medical Pot Clubs?

    ​Newport Beach's city council is apparently considering lawsuits against a trio of medical marijuana clubs, according to an item posted on the Newport Beach AOL/Patch website yesterday. The May 25 story noted that the three clubs were discussed in a closed session of Tuesday's city council meeting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Rumors of Cap'n Crunch's Death Greatly Exaggerated by FOX News

    Flickr user israelavila​You wanna hate FOX News even more? Two days ago, they published a story under the headline "Food Police Kill Cap'n Crunch." It wasn't even original reporting, though, but rather a HuffPo-esque news-aggregator blurb that printed a story from AOL's DailyFinance blog. That sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Loretta Sanchez Goes to the Net for the Vietnamese

    ​Here in the goldarn US of A, we argue about Net neutrality, but over in Vietnam, there are citizens struggling just to get access to the Internet. It's like a mass of people who would looooooove dial-up AOL.Help for them is coming from this side of the world--in Washington, D.C., to be precise--w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    "Open-Carry" Gunmen Rile Lake Forest Shoppers

    ​Robert Cowdell concedes he and his members did stop and consider whether openly displaying handguns in a Lake Forest shopping center was appropriate in light of the recent mass-shooting tragedy in Arizona.But after a half-second of pause, the answer was obvious: Hell, yes, it's appropriate.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Crying in the Drive-Thru!

    ​Where the hell is Hercules, California? Talk about civic inadequacy issues! Anyhoo, one funny, victimless crime happened there last week.

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Reality TV Brings Crime to the Real OC, Says Study; But so Do Our Reality TV Criminals

    ​Guns don't kill people, only you can prevent forest fires and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County causes crime to spike in Laguna Beach: the real Orange County city. The latter bit is wisdom comes from two Occidental College professors who crunched the crime data and now say rapes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Watch A New Video From Neon Indian, Then Go To The Detroit Bar Tonight

    MySpace / Dagny Piasecki​Unlike all the other fans of "chillwave king" Neon Indian, you, dear OC resident, actually have a choice. You can either watch the video of the  "Sleep Paralysist" single on Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound imprint, which came out  AOL today, or you can go see t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Save The Date: 6/6/10 Is The Fourth International Day Of Slayer

    ​Obviously launched on 6/6/06, this Sunday marks the fourth year that heavy metal fans can unite to celebrate the International Day of Slayer (IDoS for short). That, and they can "demand the official recognition of June 6 as a public holiday."Observers of this metal holiday would stage "Slay-ou ... More >>

  • News

    December 31, 2009
  • Music

    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    MP3: 'Doppelganger,' The Color Turning

    Ryan Couse​The Color Turning may currently be based in LA, but they've got strong Orange County roots--so strong, in fact, that they're holding their CD release show for Good Hands Bad Blood tomorrow, August 6, at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. Physical copies of the 11-track record will be available ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Pastor Rick Finds It Chilly in D.C.

    UPDATED... Following up on Gustavo's thoughts here: CNN pundit Roland Martin (loved his show, Laugh-In) had this to say about Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren: "There were not many people clapping when his name was announced." That was right after another CNN pundit observed that those w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Purpose Driven Knife in the Back of Obama's Gay Supporters

    Perhaps for not going so hard on Barack Obama in last summer's Saddleback presidential forum, the Lake Forest mega-church's pastor, Rick Warren (right), will deliver the invocation at the president-elect's swearing-in ceremony Jan. 20, reports CNN. Warren did not make a public endorsement in the rac ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 27, 2007


    "These newfangled phones are incredibly handy—letting us respond to e-mails from the boss whenever and wherever we want."

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    Boom Room Calendar Boys

    Last month, we mentioned the calendar boy contest the Boom Boom Room held to draw attention to its plight. It didn't exactly work - The Boom's closing on Sept. 3 (see today's headlines) - but it probably got AOL a shitload of page views. They apparently posted pictures of all 20 winners late last w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2007

    The Pic That Won't Quit

    Last week, we noticed that a photo of me watching a 3-D presentation made it into USA Today. Earlier this morning, I was told the photo was also on AOL. And then today, I see it on Time Magazine's website (thanks KT for the tip-off!) Be nice if they actually identified me in the pic. But anonymous ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 7, 2007

    That's Not Fair

    As the memoir boom winds down, authors are training their sights on sis and bro

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    My Favorite Sex Offender

    The AP wires are humming today with news that Brian Doyle, former deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has been sentenced. Doyle was caught sending sexually explicit messages to Sheriff's deputies posing as a 14-year-old girl named Ashlynne, for which he has been sentenced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2006

    Hypocrites Unite!

    As everyone surely now knows, The Drudge Report has solved the Mark Foley mystery. As you know, Republicans are all about taking responsibility for one's actions. As they demonstrate here, they are indeed taking responsibility--for having an innocent "prank" about pedophilia (nice sense of humor, gu ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Bo$$ Dogg

    Is Snoop selling out or just selling?

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    Suspicious Minds

    Septuagenarians hang with twentysomethings at the Fling

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Stalking for Dummies

    Web services share your personal data with anyone

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Geek My Mail

    Netizens swap treats, immortality, even husbands for coveted invitations

  • Culture

    August 21, 2003

    Is it Trash? Or is it Ikea?

    Dumpster-dive decorating tips at the Muckenthalers "Recycle, Renew"

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    The Monsters Progress

    Jonathan Franzen teaches you how to survive a mass society

  • Film

    August 29, 2002

    A Star Is Born

    Yesterday, in fact, in Andrew Niccols Simone

  • Columns

    December 20, 2001

    New War, Old Protest

    Where are the goddamned donuts?

  • Columns

    November 22, 2001

    Days of Our Lives

    DSL vs. Dixie Cups and a string

  • Food

    April 5, 2001

    Memphis Style

    Jay Bees offers real barbecue and Jenny Jones on the picture box

  • Food

    November 16, 2000

    Indian Adventure

    Why Indian beer comes in big bottles

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Columbia House Breakers

    Will online kill the rock & roll music club?

  • Columns

    January 27, 2000
  • Columns

    November 11, 1999
  • Features

    October 28, 1999
  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Witness for the Scumbag

    Let online pedophiles find us

  • News

    September 23, 1999

    Chillin With Uncle Sam

    Feds to teens: Just say no, dude

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Send Lawyers, Guns and Cigarettes

    Whos monkey-wrenching the Loose Moose Saloon?

  • News

    July 22, 1999
  • News

    March 11, 1999

    The Jesus Virus

    And other perils of modern life

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    It's a Market!

    Eyes are on Aliso Viejo company

  • Features

    September 10, 1998

    Welcome to Virtual U

    Why is cyberspace sucking the college experience into a black hole? 'It all comes down to money'

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